Friday, October 5, 2012
I took a set of Normandy hubs and two alloy aluminum rims to a local bike shop, The Yellow Jersey, to have them built up for the Dawes Galaxy. These were all items I had collected for the past year or two from ebay. I showed the Yellow Jersey mechanic the original cups for the Dawes and he thought they were perfectly usable, and that they could find the proper spindle to use with the cottered crankset that was original to the Dawes. When I pulled the Nervar crankset out of my bag the mechanic seemed impressed, and thought the project was definitely do-able. If they can do it, great, the bike will be more original that I thought possible.